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Don’t Call Them Bugs

July 01, 2006 by Cindy Spring

Edward Ross has visited every continent except Antarctica in pursuit of his passion for studying, collecting, dissecting, classifying, naming, photographing, ...

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From an Entomologist’s Backyard

July 01, 2006 by Edward S. Ross

The sticky monkey flower, common on sunny Bay Area hillsides, hosts an array of insect visitors. Edward Ross’s intimate photos of these visits are but a small sample of the thousands he’s taken over six decades of studying insects near and far.

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Poolside Beauties

April 01, 2006 by Aleta George

Vernal pools are havens for specialized species, including the endangered Contra Costa goldfield and the native solitary bee that pollinates it.

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Bay Area Butterfly Resources

April 01, 2005 by Novella Carpenter

The Bay Area is home to almost 150 species of butterflies, skippers, and moths—and to quite a few butterfly lovers ...

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Darn ‘Skeeters, the Unwelcome Summer Guests

July 01, 2004 by Linda Watanabe McFerrin

A little standing water is all it takes for mosquitoes to get going, so it’s no wonder they’ve been making evolutionary hay for over 30 million years—and acting as efficient disease transporters along the way, even here in the temperate Bay Area.

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Monarch Day at Natural Bridges

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

To see slightly more diminutive returning migrants, head south on Sunday, October 12, for Welcome Back Monarchs Day at Natural ...

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West Nile Virus

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Amid predictions that the West Nile virus will reach the Bay Area some time this summer, local health and pest ...

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